You Wouldn't Want to Be a 19th-Century Coal Miner in

John Malam, David Antram

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But it was January 1861 before they had covered the five hundred miles between the coast and Kaze, the old halting-station of Burton and Speke. They carried on magnificent trade—cedar, pine, and cypress were brought from Lebanon to Chaldea, limestone and marble from Syria, copper and lead from the shores of the Black Sea. At the end of the 15th century, it was nearly impossible to reach Asia from Europe by land. Kane was awarded gold medals by Congress, by the Legislature of New York and by the Royal Geographical Society of London.

Edmund Hillary Reaches the Top of Everest (Extraordinary

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Leaving Nearchus to explore the seacoast at the mouth of the Indus, he left the spot near where the town of Hyderabad now stands, and turned his face toward the home he was never to reach. Popularly associated with the works of Salvador Dali, Surrealist art takes imagery and ideology and creates correlation where there is none, creating new forms of art. September 27, 1997 - Space Shuttle Atlantis performs its seventh docking with Mir to support the repair & upgrade process, and bringing additional experiments for the space station.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Cornerstones of Freedom,

Christine Webster

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The high sides made it virtually impregnable to attack from small craft, which was often a problem in the East Indies. This image could be an advert for a fragrance - it almost looks like a modern advertisment or fashion shot. He had navigational skills to determine a place's coordinates and to face strong storms. The children grew feverish, and mosquitoes made life a misery to them, while the tsetse fly made further exploration for the moment impossible.

The Kingfisher Atlas of Exploration and Empires

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. To use the title of historian of science Paul Farber's book, the best classification will reflect "the order of nature," and nature has made Pluto different from the other planets in our solar system, but similar to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects. Hair (eds.), The Westward Enterprise, English Activities in Ireland, the Atlantic and America, 1480-1650 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1979), pp. 81-102, and A.

Exploring the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Exploring the 13

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However, few Indians completely adopted Spanish religion, culture, or economies. He knew not what he had really accomplished as yet. Two thousand boats were ready, including eighty thirty-oared galleys. Its warmer core is likely composed mostly of rock. In 1884, Britain established a protectorate over Papua, and Germany colonised northern New Guinea. As soon as we came out of the ice south of the East Cape, we noticed the heavy swell of the Pacific Ocean. But Menzies concedes that his research has not uncovered a smoking gun or revealed any single piece of startling new evidence.

Exploration by Sea (The Silk and Spice Routes)

Struan Reid

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They are brought here, he is told, by merchants from a land to the southeast, situated on a great river, where 'the inhabitants ride elephants when they go into battle. All were well armed, though the natives seemed peacefully disposed. It is now classified as both, an intermediate object called a Centaur. In their hatred of mediaeval ignorance, in their loathing of cowled and cloistered fools, they flew to an extreme, and affected the manner of an irrevocable past.

America's Horrible Histories #03 Are We There Yet?

Elizabeth Levy

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The numbers of these Native Americans plummeted, in part because of war against the colonial forces, but also because of the introduction of diseases to which the natives had no natural immunity. Expedition after expedition had left Spain in search of this El Dorado, but the region was still plunged in romantic mists. After leaving this port he was never seen again. They longed for a book, but they wiled away the hours by trying to calculate how far the Fram could have drifted and when she was likely to reach home.

Lewis and Clark's Bittersweet Crossing

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It was dotted with colonies, save for one area where a blob of mold was growing. Columbus led his three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492. He was Chairman and CEO of PanCanadian, which was 81% owned by Canadian Pacific. They not thinking we intended war, went on cheerfully... -" So, the war with the Pequots began. Once agreement is reached, after so many years, Columbus moves fast.

Daniel Boone (Explorers Set 1)

Kristin Petrie

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Russian fur-trading expeditions probed the area as well; one of these expeditions, under the Cossack Ermak Timofeevich (1581–1582), began the exploration of Siberia. They hoped to discover and develop new opportunities for trade. Ancient tales described distant civilizations, usually to the west, where European-like peoples lived simple, virtuous lives without war, famine, disease, or poverty. The Frenchmen throughout the film misunderstands the natives, his role in their society, and their culture.

You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada!: An

John Malam, David Salariya

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Crews worked around the clock in shifts minding the ship. Such was the man who now took part in a privateering cruise under Captain Swan, bound for the East Indies. Despite skepticism on the part of court scientists and astronomers, Ferdinand and Isabella agreed to back him in 1492. Mars Climate Orbiter - USA Orbiter - 629 kg - (December 11, 1998) (Mars Surveyor '98 Orbiter) This orbiter was the companion spacecraft to the Mars Surveyor '98 Lander, but the mission failed.